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Sunset, Water Street Market Jazz Up Jack London Square

Jack London’s Market Building recently announced big news: the Ferry Building Marketplace developer is in, and Sunset magazine will be a tenant.

Sunset, Water Street Market Jazz Up Jack London Square

Jack London’s Market Building recently announced big news: the Ferry Building Marketplace developer is in, and Sunset magazine will be a tenant.

Loving the Laurel District

Dine at the Sequoia Diner and snack on Peter’s Kettle Corn; shop locally at Beast Oakland or browse Vista Madera’s horsey shelves; and explore the Laurel Art Garden or take a class at The Taoist Center.

To Build or Not to Build

To keep up with changing trends in fitness, the Harbor Bay Club wants to reinvent itself. So what—or who—has been stopping it?

Alameda Freemasons Changes with the Times

At the core of today’s Freemasonry—a fraternal club that goes back to the medieval guilds for craftsmen—is community service, and the Island City Lodge embraces its many types of members.

Stephen Texeira Celebrates Community Spirit With His Oakland Neighborhood Project

A local photographer is on an odyssey to document residents’ love for Oakland in 146 neighborhoods, from Golden Gate to Durant Manor and everything in between.

Webster Street Shops and Attractions

There’s more to Alameda than Park Street: Head to the West End to explore some lively spots.

How West Alameda Acquired Its Character

Consider this: In 1870, Webster Street was just a line on a map (and called Euclid Street, then—it would not even be named Webster for another five years), while Park Street was paved, lined with gas lights, and about to build an opera house, which would join its complement of a three-story hotel, general store, public hall, and a well-trafficked train depot. It was “the smartest place in town;” it was “thoroughly modern.”

To Sell the Property, They Throw a Party

Real estate sales techniques get very creative to attract attention to properties.

It’s Not So Easy to Rent in the East Bay

Tales of finding a place to live in the East Bay, where the cost has risen and the pickings are slim.